Category Archives: book arts

March Fourteenth, Twenty Fifteen

I think that’s the title of the menko piece I have been working on. (I am sure some of you will guess why. If you do, please don’t go blurting it out until after the show opens in September 2020.) … Continue reading

Posted in artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Friday Night Flicks: Off Book: Book Art

In case you didn’t have a chance to check out the PBS Digital Studio channel on Vimeo two weeks ago, tonight’s flick is another in their series on books. This video examines the idea of what a book is through … Continue reading

Posted in art, artist's books, book arts, Design, illustration, moveable books | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Send In the Clowns

This is my 600th post since I began this blog, and this week I reached (and surpassed) the total number of views I had for last year. In recognition of those milestones, it’s time for another giveaway. Since many of … Continue reading

Posted in animation, artist's books, book arts, DIY, free printable, instructions | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Friday Night Flicks: The Book Artist

Liz Constable is a New Zealand book artist, and tonight’s flick is filmmaker Katja May’s look at her work and her processes.     Perhaps Liz Constable’s works will inspire you to try making a little book work of your … Continue reading

Posted in artist's books, book arts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Even More Little Menko

The news for the week is not terrifically exciting: I have spent much of the time cutting strips of paper and folding even more little menko. Here are some from yesterday.

Posted in artist's books, book arts, paper folding, publishing | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Friday Night Flicks: Offbook: Type

Tonight’s flick is a little longer than usual, but since it is a holiday weekend for many, perhaps you can fit it in. Offbook: Type is from PBS Digital Studios, and features Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, Typeface Designers; Paula … Continue reading

Posted in book arts, Design, typography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Many Little Menko

My evening project for the past week (alternating with knitting to give my hands a change, if not a rest) has been folding more little menko.

Posted in artist's books, book arts, illustration, knitting, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Friday Night Flicks: Book As Art/Irma Boom, Colour

Irma Boom is an internationally-known graphic designer who specializes in making books. The results easily fall within the category of ‘artist’s books’. Tonight’s flick is a short presentation of Boom’s work Colour.     You could spend a few minutes … Continue reading

Posted in artist's books, book arts, Design, illustration, publishing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

An Alternative Page Structure for a Japanese Stab Binding

This looks like a normal 4-hole Japanese Stab Binding, but it has a secret.

Posted in artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, instructions, paper folding | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Friday Night Flicks: Utamaro’s Studies From Nature

The Folio Society regularly produces special limited edition books. Tonight’s flick is about the production of something a bit out of their usual style: a five-volume facsimile edition of Kitagawa Utamaro’s Studies From Nature.     After watching the video, … Continue reading

Posted in art, artist's books, book arts, bookbinding, illustration, paper folding | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment